Percept Research attended the ACBSP Annual Conference in Houston, Texas from June 21-24. The event hosted by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs brought together over 800 attendees.
The theme of the conference this year was ‘The Art of Developing Entrepreneurial Leaders’ with more than 70 sessions featuring presenters who are thought leaders in their respective areas, in three educational tracks: Accreditation, Teaching Excellence, and The Art of Developing Entrepreneurial Leaders.
Houston-style Welcome Reception with great sounds from the Brass Animals band
Sessions and panels covered topics such as ‘Assessing Student Learning Outcomes,’ ‘Teaching the Netflix Generation,’ ‘Using Learning Styles to Transform Business Education,’ and ‘Developing Soft Skills in Future Entrepreneurial Leaders’ among others.
The opening general session featured keynote speaker Juan David Aristizabal, founder of Los Zúper, a non-profit organization equipping young people with the skills needed in the 21st century. Los Zúper combines media, filmmaking, tech and real-world events to build its education network with thousands of students.
The Accreditation Council promotes continuous improvement and recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. The organization currently has over 1,100 member campuses in 60 countries.
Brian Mahoney (Managing Partner) at our booth
Percept Research exhibited at the conference to build awareness of its MBA Lifecycle Suite of student and alumni assessments specifically tailored to management education. These actionable surveys are designed to measure that change and reveal areas of improvement for management education programs as well as demonstrate assurance of learning and business school return on investment. These surveys can be engaged individually or all together for the longest lasting impact.
We also promoted our custom research engagements which include new program feasibility studies, in-depth interviews, admissions funnel assessments, and topical studies. Percept Research provides higher education market research and consulting for over 250 business schools worldwide and is celebrating its fifteen-year anniversary this year.
Juanita Rodriguez (Univ of Puerto Rico) showing off the swag
While at the conference, we also encouraged attendees to subscribe to the MBA News Digest which was founded by Dr. Rodney Alsup, a senior consultant on our team. The MBA News Digest provides a concise summary of relevant articles regarding MBA programs worldwide to meet the challenge of busy business school administrators in keeping up-to-date on the dynamic landscape of MBA programs. These articles are handpicked for relevance on a daily basis from popular press and academic journals related specifically to MBA programs (curriculum, marketing, technology, alliances, courses, specializations, etc.). We highly recommend the Digest as a must-have subscription.
Brian Mahoney (Managing Partner) with Dr. Joe Ricks (Xavier University LA)
Percept Research enjoyed meeting new colleagues and learning about the management education market research needs of ACBSP member schools. The 2020 ACBSP Conference will be held in at the Chicago Marriott Downtown – Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois, USA from June 26-29.
Be sure to check out more photos from the regional meeting on the Percept Research Facebook page.